Keane Wonder Mine: Death Valley Golden Treasure

The Keane Wonder Mine at Death Valley National Park is open once again after a 10-year closure for safety concerns. Visitors are allowed to hike once again up this steep hillside to explore the mine ruins. The trail, which is approximately 2 miles long, is difficult to follow, due to the lack of use over... Continue Reading →

Return to the Island: Two Nights on Santa Cruz Island, Channel Islands National Park

This was my second camping trip over to Santa Cruz Island in the Channel Islands National Park. We again took Island Packers over for the hour and a half voyage to the island. Upon arriving at Scorpion Anchorage, we walked approximately 1/4 mile to our campground. Our campsite #17 was perfectly sheltered in a nearby... Continue Reading →

Racetrack Playa: A Death Valley Rough, But Rewarding, Adventure

For several years of coming to Death Valley National Park, I have wanted to make the 26 mile dirt, gravel, and rock road trip to the Race Track Playa. This road is infamous as a tire eater, and there is no chance I wanted to take my truck through this adventure. This year, I booked... Continue Reading →

Review: Discount Airfare Finder Skyscanner.com

Ok, I know this is a blog about road trips, but sometimes you need to fly to a destination before hitting the road. We are doing just that on an upcoming trip to Cuyahoga Valley National Park in October. We only have a three-day weekend, and we needed to get to Ohio quickly from southern... Continue Reading →

The Utah “Mighty Five”- Capitol Reef National Park

It may seem like a silly gimmick slogan, but the Utah "Mighty Five" national parks are some of the most spectacular places our family has ever visited. The parks include Bryce Canyon, Zion, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, and Arches. Our visits to the five Utah parks has been broken up overĀ  a couple of trips. I... Continue Reading →

The Ultimate National Park Road Trip: Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

The Rocky Mountains present some of the top destinations for vacationers seeking some of the most beautiful sites on earth. This itinerary has been crafted with two national parks in mind; Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Future blog itineraries will include other regions and parks. Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons are neighboring parks in... Continue Reading →

Great Basin National Park: From Top to Bottom

This past week's trip to the Great Basin National Park was my second journey to this remote destination in eastern Nevada. I did write a blog based on my last trip, but I wanted to provide some more detail on this page. Just like last time, we set up camp at the Wheeler Peak Campground.... Continue Reading →

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